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The President’s Day

President Obama waves as he prepares to depart the White House – he is heading to Chicago where he will attend a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Il, and deliver remarks on the economy at Northwestern University

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President Barack Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a meeting in the Oval Office

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President Obama honors the Sporting Kansas City soccer team during an event in the East Room of the White House

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President Obama talks with team manager Peter Vermes

President Obama points to a framed team jersey that was given to him by the members of Sporting Kansas City

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113 Responses to “The President’s Day”


  1. 17 Nena20409
    October 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    🍸 a tip of my hat to the President of USA, Mr. Barack Obama. He is calm, firm and always with a smile on his face…..no matter the 24/7 endless chatter and wickedness of many in the DC/NY punditry.

    Thank for this Uplifting beautiful pictorial essay, NW.

  2. October 1, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, that Danny Welbeck. So glad his former teammates got a chance to see him shine on the telly. /runs

  3. 21 Nena20409
    October 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Au and Ag for Lady Chips, 🙂

  4. October 1, 2014 at 7:19 pm

  5. October 1, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Please help spread the word!

  6. 26 forus50
    October 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    This is what POTUS is smilin’ ’bout coming back home. 🙂 I took this picture last week on my regular walk along the lake. This Olive Park is so beautiful as it extends out into the Lake so it’s super quiet there and you can look back at Lake Shore Drive and the city. The entire park has a very wide paved tree lined walkway, very similar to the parks in Paris.

    • 27 arapaho415
      October 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Such a beautiful park.

      I’ve only been to the Midwest a couple of times, and it is so gorgeous there.

      Never been to Chi-town, but everyone tells me how wonderful it is.

      And it’s obvious that PBO is soooooooo glad to get back there.

      Every week we Obots think “Hell of a week,” but the SS incompetence had to be draining — you think you can trust the people you entrust with your life and your family’s well-being… but find out that you’ve been lied to for years. And then meeting with that BiBi this afternoon, another person you can’t trust in the least.

      So great to see PBO with a spring in his step!

    • 28 hopefruit2
      October 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      What a calming scenery! 🙂

      • 29 forus50
        October 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

        thanks arapaho and hopefruit —- if you ever visit please let me know – I LOVE to play tour guide.

        • 30 hopefruit2
          October 1, 2014 at 8:00 pm

          Thanks for the offer forus50 – will definitely let you know when I decide to visit the Midwest!

  7. 31 dotster3
    October 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    • 32 forus50
      October 1, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      I don’t understand why there aren’t flight restrictions in place for certain countries until this thing is under control. This is going to mushroom out of control quickly with flights daily all over the world from places where hundreds are dying daily. This guy carried a person deathly ill with the Ebola virus and came to the US without one question being asked?!?! I don’t understand how they think they can control the spread of it with no restrictions in place.

        • 34 forus50
          October 1, 2014 at 8:26 pm

          Thanks for posting this Ladyhawke. I don’t find the argument convincing in the slightest though. They say that until someone is symptomatic with signs of fever, chills, etc. then they aren’t contagious. But what if someone desperately wants to travel; they aren’t going to admit they have a fever. And I’ve been fine getting on a flight and mid-flight have felt not well for one reason or another. That’s easy to happen with any trans Atlantic long trip of 8 or so hours. Secondly, once a person, like this guy in Dallas, does exhibit symptoms, who knows who he has been in contact with. Do you wipe down toilet seats where he might have vomited or urinated and how many people on the plane used that toilet seat before it was wiped down?

          Right here http://abc7chicago.com/news/united-planes-that-ebola-patient-took-have-been-in-chicago-since-sept-20th/333049/
          is a story about where these two planes the Dallas Ebola patient was on and where they have traveled since. Good grief. Both of them are United planes. While the odds are likely .000001 that it will be the same plane I’m flying next week on United out of O’Hare. I’m not trying to create alarm here; I just find the casual indifference very weird. I think British Airways and a number of other carriers are taking a responsible approach until this is under control.

      • 35 dotster3
        October 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm

        I believe he came here for the medical care—-just abruptly left his chauffeur job without notice—–and his family in Liberia seems to have already been interviewed by every news org., and they’re reportedly upset that he has not been given the experimental drug, ZMapp (?) which is reportedly currently not available, supply has been exhausted. Even though there was supposed to be screenings at departures and arrivals from affected countries, that’s a big hmmmmmmmm, not sure it’s happening. And I’m sure he’s not the last who will try to get here for the widely reported success with the former ebola patients. And with this patient, there’s some irresponsible behavior all around—–with the nurse at the Dallas ER who didn’t inform the medical team during his 1st appearance there that this patient was from Liberia and had been exposed——and this patient having some kind of close contact after he felt ill with others, including 5 children, who I’m assuming are likely relatives, but who went to 5 different schools at the beginning of the week. Hopefully none were infectious.

        • 36 Nena20409
          October 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

          Yep. I agree. He didn’t want to die. So he hopped on a plane and jetted to USA for a chance for Life. That is my story and I believe it 1001%

      • 37 Ladyhawke
        October 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm

        CDC and Texas Health Department Confirm First Ebola Case Diagnosed in the U.S.

        http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/s930-ebola-confirmed-case.html

      • 38 dotster3
        October 1, 2014 at 8:23 pm

        Not sure where my reply comment went—-will try again. I think he came here for the medical care. He abruptly left his chauffeur job without notification. His family in Liberia has seemingly been interviewed by every news org. and they are reportedly upset that he has not yet been given the experimental drug, ZMapp (?), which is currently not available as supply was used up with former patients. There is supposed to be screening at departure from affected countries and at arrivals here from same, but that’s a big hmmmmm, not sure it’s happening, or at least not effectively. There’s a lot of irresponsible behavior all around, including with the nurse at the Dallas ER who didn’t relay the info to the medical team on his 1st appearance there that the patient was from Liberia and had been exposed to ebola and of the patient having close contact with others, including 5 children who attended 5 different schools before being pulled. Hopefully they weren’t infectious. And I’m sure he’s not the last affected person who will try to get here for the medical care given the widespread publicity of the success with the former patients. Screenings need to be tightened, at the least.

  8. October 1, 2014 at 7:31 pm

  9. 40 anniebella
    October 1, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    Love you POTUS, but winking a the press. How about the middle finger.

  10. October 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Your fucking liberal media, folks. Your fucking “Lean Forward” channel.

  11. 49 99ts
    October 1, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I’ve given up on reading/listening to the US media – they are so far below the level of tabloid trash I cannot take it. It can be summarized in two words – Black President.

  12. October 1, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’m going to need one of these bad boys 😎

  13. 55 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    LIVE NOW: President Obama arrives Gary, Indiana – http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  14. 57 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    WATCH LIVE: PRESIDENT OBAMA ARRIVING AT GARY AIRPORT – http://abc7chicago.com/live/

  15. October 1, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    For those not familiar with Parkour:

  16. October 1, 2014 at 8:10 pm

  17. 69 arapaho415
    October 1, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    On the previous thread, LL posted a @PragObots tweet on the St Louis Prosecutor supposedly looking into Grand Jury misconduct.

    If you read the link, it will make your blood boil.

    Ferguson PD Chief Jackson stated from the get-go (at that Saturday news conference when he released the unrelated video taken at a convenience store) that no charges will be filed against the then-unnamed Officer (who we now know is Darren Wilson) unless the Grand Jury issued an indictment — and that depending on the Grand Jury findings, charges might not ensue, even with an indictment.

    From the article:
    “In one of those messages, a person tweeted that they are friends with a member of the jury who doesn’t believe there is enough evidence to warrant an arrest of the officer, Darren Wilson…”

    • 70 99ts
      October 1, 2014 at 8:41 pm

      whoa! Apart from anyone on the grand jury talking to friends – if that is the view of anyone on the jury – easy to see that the “evidence” is NOT being presented by the prosecutor.

  18. 71 MadameSoph
    October 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you Nerdy! That winking pic of our President was just what I needed to brighten up my day!

    So glad to see that there’s been a change to the SS detail. Relieved to see David Axelrod’s tweet about Joe Clancy. This week I resumed my regular practice of visualizing a white light of protection around the President and his family. Glad to see it worked 🙂

  19. 73 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    HERE he is – with a pep in his step!!!

  20. 74 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    My President is looking so fine – no wonder Tweety almost had a stroke on MSNBC, the ODS affliction is severe – worse than EBOLA!

  21. 78 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    • October 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

      POTUS is looking relaxed and full of energy. He’s amazing. AND that’s my senator!!! I’m so proud of my Indiana Blue Dog Democrat Joe Donnelly. A good man who beat creepy Mourdoch. And he supports President Obama. I am so thankful for him. So thankful to have a Democrat in the Senate.

  22. 84 dotster3
    October 1, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    Not sure why my reply comments are going poof all of a sudden. Last 2 attempts have been a bust. I must have done something bad. But that’s impossible!

  23. 87 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 8:32 pm

  24. 88 Dakota
    October 1, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    Apologies if this has been posted already.

    Germany just abolished all college tuition fees.

    http://thinkprogress.org/education/2014/10/01/3574551/germany-free-college-tuition/

  25. 89 forus50
    October 1, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Anyone keep in contact offline with bwd? It’s very worrisome that she hasn’t been on Twitter for almost a month.

  26. October 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    HEY! This Friday is the Obama’s wedding anniversary!

    Chips, start baking their cake NOW!!

  27. October 1, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Yeah, so Bibi came asking for things:

  28. October 1, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    May never catch up today, but it’s good news that Michael Dinn was convicted of first degree murder, life, no parole. I pray the winds of change may blow harder than ever before. I feel we are nearly out of time. Love you all. ❤ 🐻 🙂

  29. 93 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

  30. 94 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 8:51 pm

  31. October 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    if Ferguson does not indict…it will be up to the Justice Dept….to bring Darren Wilson to justice

  32. 96 jacquelineoboomer
    October 1, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    The President’s Day

    1. Saves the world and gives out trophies
    2. Looks great doin’ it

    Tune in tomorrow!

  33. 97 GGAIL
    October 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Chips, I see there was no room.for my suggestion today, what with PBO all news day.

    Don’t forget – if you please 🙂

  34. 100 hopefruit2
    October 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    I see that Piers Morgan is trying to get his job back at CNN – he wrote a very nasty article (which I won’t link here) in that British Tabloid rag Daily Mail UK – essentially blaming PBO for the SS problems – claiming that PBO is complacent in keeping Americans safe, and that PBO caused the SS to turn against him by throwing them under the bus..etc., etc.,

    That article is so filled with rubbish, lies, all kinds of wild speculation – if you do decide to read, please go in with a sense of humor…and just remember, Piers doesn’t know what to do with himself and is desperate for a job…

  35. 101 dotster3
    October 1, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    How low can you go?

  36. October 1, 2014 at 9:02 pm

  37. October 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Your usual excellent post, Nerdy. I appreciate the news, pictures and videos. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen Netanyahu look so relaxed, cheerful and positive when he was talking to Pres Obama. I have the feeling he wants something, but I don’t have a clue what is actually going on. Whatever it is I know Pres Obama can handle it.

  38. 105 GGAIL
    October 1, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    NW, once again, thanks.to you, I can see what happened today!

    That is one good looking man who happens to be President of the United States & President of the people of the World!!

  39. 107 dotster3
    October 1, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    Knoller is on Food Patrol, as usual.

  40. October 1, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    The article has a lot of information about the latest on Bárðarbunga. Very high pollution levels from SO2 in Iceland and the plume does go over Europe. The video shot by a drone is short and incredible. The heat melted the face of the camera but the images were intact.

    …Pollution caught up in the Iceland low will be sent straight to western Europe in the next week as a blocking high develops over the Arctic seas and Norway…

  41. October 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm

  42. 113 JER
    October 1, 2014 at 9:21 pm


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